Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has conducted a juvenile striped bass seine survey from 1967 through 1973 and from 1980 through the present. The primary objective has been the monitoring of the relative annual recruitment success of juvenile striped bass in the spawning and to the nursery areas of Lower Chesapeake Bay. Initially (1967-1973), the survey was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and when reinstated in 1980 with funding from the National Marine Fisheries Service under the Emergency Striped Bass Study program. Commencing with the 1988 annual survey, support of the program has been jointly made through the Sportfish Restoration Program (Wallop-Breaux Act), administered through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. This report summarizes the results of the 1997 sampling period and compares these results with the previous work.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sportfish Restoration Project F87R4. Submitted to Virginia Marine Resources Commission, March 1998
Striped bass -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.); Striped bass fisheries -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Austin, H. M., Estes, A. D., & Seaver, D. M. (1997) Estimation of juvenile striped bass relative abundance in the Virginia portion of Chesapeake Bay, January 1996-December 1996 : annual progress report. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/1162